T-wave abnormalities are a better predictor of cardiovascular mortality than ST depression on the resting electrocardiogram.

@article{Beckerman2005TwaveAA,
  title={T-wave abnormalities are a better predictor of cardiovascular mortality than ST depression on the resting electrocardiogram.},
  author={James Beckerman and Takuya Yamazaki and Jonathan Myers and Craig Boyle and Sung Pil Chun and Paul Wang and Victor F. Froelicher},
  journal={Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={146-51}
}
BACKGROUND ST depression and T-wave amplitude abnormalities are known to be independent predictors of cardiovascular (CV) death, but a direct comparison between them has not been described. METHODS Analyses were performed on the first electrocardiogram (ECG) digitally recorded on 46,950 consecutive patients at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center since 1987. Females and patients with electrocardiograms exhibiting bundle branch block, left ventricular hypertrophy, electronic pacing… CONTINUE READING